Patients Often Unaware That They Are Overweight or Obese

A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the Sept. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA )is a common disease that occurs when the…

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Couple gains a new lease on life after metabolic surgery

Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital Media release Couple gains a new lease on life after metabolic surgery Multidisciplinary support for patients at SASSO’s centre of the year Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Gastric bypass surgery is popularly associated with weight loss, however it is the health and wellness benefits, rather than the…

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EndoBreak: Meet ‘Glucoracle’; Mental Health & Bariatric Surgery

News and commentary from the endocrinology world byKristen Monaco  Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayApril 28, 2017 Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/generalendocrinology/64887 A new app — Glucoracle — may help people with type 2 diabetes to manage glucose levels. “Our algorithm, integrated into an easy-to-use app, predicts the consequences of eating a specific meal before the food is…

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ZG16 protein Newly discovered bacteria-binding protein in the intestine

Deficiency in a certain protein in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to both inflammation and abdominal fat accumulation in mice. The discovery of a bacteria-binding protein provides yet another piece of the puzzle of how humans are affected, or not, by the large quantities of intestinal bacteria…

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Post-surgical weight loss increases work productivity

Patients who had bariatric surgery that resulted in weight loss, improved physical function or reduction in depressive symptoms also reduced their absenteeism at work, according to a Researcher Letter published in JAMA. It is well-known that obesity is associated with sick leave, disability, and work-place injuries and bariatric surgery is…

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Can a Drug or Surgery Solve Your Weight Problem?

In a word, no. Can they help? Perhaps… Last month I wrote an article that spoke somewhat favorably of the new weight loss drug, Saxenda. I said it was perhaps the most important weight loss medication ever developed. Wow! Did I get lambasted! I got all sorts of email blasting…

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Nutritional concerns during post-op pregnancy

Nutritional concerns during post-op pregnancy;Women who become pregnant after bariatric surgery are at high risk for low micro-nutrient levels, especially for vitamins A and B-1 and albumin, according to research published online at PlusOne. The researchers from the University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, prospectively evaluated micronutrient levels during pregnancy and…

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A New Look Website For Us…and perhaps a New You in 2014

If you are a regular visitor to our website no-doubt you would have noticed a fresh new look and some awesome new features we have added: Read All About the Success Stories of some of the Bariatric Patients of both Dr Gert du Toit and Dr Ivor Funnell – Success…

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Cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery

The cost of gastric bypass ranges from R130 000 to upwards depending on the procedure that is best suited for your individual case. The good news is that, increasingly, medical aid companies are offering gastric bypass surgery cover for all or part of the gastric bypass cost if your doctor…

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Number of Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures Continued to Rise Between 2003-2008, U.S. Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2011) — According to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, there was an increase in the number of laparoscopic bariatric procedures, an increase in the number of bariatric surgeons and a decrease of inhospital mortality rates between…

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Accomplish Your Weight-loss Goals and Resolutions

Don’t let your weight loss goals and resolutions for 2012 fall by the wayside. weightChances are that to achieve your dreams and live a life you love, those goals and resolutions are crucial. Goal setting and goal achievement are easier if you follow these six steps for effective and successful…

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I had a Gastric Bypass…so now what?

You have made the commitment to a lifestyle change. You have had bariatric surgery and now find yourself with a lot more questions than answers. The big-gest question after surgery usually is: I had a Gastric Bypass…so now what? No doubt you will need to make some serious lifestyle changes…

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Your Consultation Session

 Preparing for weight loss surgery involves evaluations and recommendations by several health care professionals. They may include a bariatric physician, a bariatric surgeon, a nutritionist and a psychologist. This team works together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Let’s assume that you have a good understanding by now of the…

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